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Man Explodes Device Outside US Embassy in Beijing

July 26, 2018 |

A man exploded a small homemade bomb outside the US Embassy in Beijing on Thursday, injuring only himself, according to police and an embassy spokesperson. Photos on social media showed a large amount of smoke and police vehicles surrounding the embassy shortly after the incident. Apart from a heightened security…
Newser

Beijing: Tariffs Will ‘Inevitably Destroy’ US-China Trade

July 11, 2018 |

The US-China trade war is here—and it’s escalating rapidly. US authorities rolled out a list Tuesday of some $ 200 billion in Chinese goods that could be hit with 10% tariffs by September, Deutsche Welle reports. The list of more than 6,000 product lines includes food products and many…
Newser

China, China, China: Beijing Cuts Reserves, But Investors Yawn

June 25, 2018 |

Asian stocks mostly fell on Monday, led by a 0.8% drop in Taiwan’s Taiex index. And it’s all about China, again, after the People’s Bank of China said it will cut the amount of reserves banks are required to keep with the central bank. That will free up more than $ 100 billion for commercial banks to boost lending and restructure debt.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

L.A. Times suspends Beijing bureau chief while it investigates sexual misconduct allegation

May 16, 2018 |

The Los Angeles Times suspended Beijing Bureau Chief Jonathan Kaiman on Tuesday and has launched an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct.

On Monday, former Beijing-based journalist Felicia Sonmez sent a letter to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of China detailing “problematic…


L.A. Times – Business

Decade After Deadly Quake, Beijing Says: Be Thankful!

May 12, 2018 |

Chinese government officials are calling the deadly Sichuan earthquake’s 10-year anniversary “Thanksgiving Day,” but critics don’t seem too thankful for the new term, the New York Times reports. “Everyone knows that the earthquake killed tens of thousands of people on that day, and yet you call it ‘Thanksgiving Day,'”…
Newser

Beijing responds forcefully to Trump’s escalating threats, raising risks of all-out trade war

April 6, 2018 |

With President Trump upping the ante in his trade fight and Beijing showing no signs of backing down, the two nations entered a new phase of escalated tensions that already have rocked financial markets and set off deepening worries of a trade war that could undermine global growth.

In what has…


L.A. Times – Business

Vatican Deal Would Keep China in Charge of Church, Beijing Says

April 5, 2018 |

A senior Chinese religious-affairs official signaled that the pope’s authority in China will be limited even if the Vatican and Beijing reach a landmark compromise on the appointment of bishops.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

North Korean Leader Visits Beijing Ahead of Summit

March 28, 2018 |

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, traveled to the Chinese capital—his first trip outside the country since coming to power—on a mission to enlist Beijing’s support ahead of a planned summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Beijing Develops Plan to Counter Trump Tax Plan

December 12, 2017 |

Chinese officials are putting in place a contingency plan to combat consequences for China of U.S. tax changes as well as expected interest-rate increases by the Federal Reserve.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia